One of the primary goals of Bleeping Computer is to assist victims of infection with removal and to prevent the spread of malicious programs
, not encourage them. Therefore, we will not provide active links to malware or malicious sites where infections have been contracted and spread. Others reading this topic may use the information for nefarious purposes or an unwitting novice user may accidentally click a link.
For those and other obvious reasons, we are not going to provide specific information in a public forum. However, you can read How to get Malware/Virus/Trojans on your Home Windows computer
and How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected
which explains the most common ways malware is contracted and identifies the types of sites where you can easily get infected by not following the advice
: Some infections can cause so much damage to your system that they cannot be successfully cleaned or repaired. In those cases you may have no option but to reformat
, and performing a clean install of the OS.
If you want to infect your computer in order to test your security programs, there are safer alternatives. Take a look at the EICAR Anti-Virus test file
. For a demonstration of the how the EICAR test file works, please refer to this instructional video
Edited by quietman7, 01 June 2011 - 12:55 PM.